While our Prime Minister and Tim Groser just sold us out according to Prof. Kelsey, the biggest Union in the US the International Trade Union Congress (ITUC) with a membership of about a 176 Million (More than half the population of the entire US) just made this statement:
The ITUC has called on governments to stop negotiations on the “Trans-Pacific Partnership” agreement, criticising the secrecy and corporate bias in the current negotiations.
Sharan Burrow, ITUC General Secretary, said “This secretive trade deal is good for some multinational corporations, but deeply damaging to ordinary people and the very role of governments. Corporate interests are at the negotiating table, but national parliaments and other democratic actors are being kept in the dark. What we do know, much of it through leaks, is that this proposed deal is not about ensuring better livelihoods for people, but about giving multinational companies a big boost…
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